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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925529/cerebrovascular-response-to-the-cold-pressor-test-the-critical-role-of-carbon-dioxide
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Michael M Tymko, Thijs P Kerstens, Kevin W Wildfong, Philip N Ainslie
In addition to increasing sympathetic nervous activity, blood pressure, and cerebral blood flow (CBF), the cold pressor test (CPT) stimulates pain receptors, which may increase ventilation above metabolic demand; this response likely reduces the partial pressure of end-tidal carbon dioxide (PET CO2 ), and will attenuate elevations in CBF. We hypothesized: (1) CPT would elicit hyperventilation, effectively lowering PET CO2 ; (2) the CBF response will be elevated during an isocapnic (controlled PET CO2 ), compared to a poikilocapnic CPT (uncontrolled PET CO2 ); (3) In response to CPT, the common carotid artery (CCA) will vasodilatate, while the internal carotid artery (ICA) will remain unchanged to help regulate CBF...
September 19, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920524/remotely-supported-prehospital-ultrasound-a-feasibility-study-of-real-time-image-transmission-and-expert-guidance-to-aid-diagnosis-in-remote-and-rural-communities
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Leila Eadie, John Mulhern, Luke Regan, Alasdair Mort, Helen Shannon, Ashish Macaden, Philip Wilson
Introduction Our aim is to expedite prehospital assessment of remote and rural patients using remotely-supported ultrasound and satellite/cellular communications. In this paradigm, paramedics are remotely-supported ultrasound operators, guided by hospital-based specialists, to record images before receiving diagnostic advice. Technology can support users in areas with little access to medical imaging and suboptimal communications coverage by connecting to multiple cellular networks and/or satellites to stream live ultrasound and audio-video...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919267/post-carotid-endarterectomy-hypertension-part-2-association-with-peri-operative-clinical-anaesthetic-and-transcranial-doppler-derived-parameters
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Jeremy E Newman, Mathew J Bown, Robert D Sayers, Jonathan P Thompson, Thompson G Robinson, Bryan Williams, Ronney Panerai, Peter Lacy, A Ross Naylor
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The first paper in this series observed that pre-operative baroreceptor dysfunction and poorly controlled hypertension were independently predictive for identifying patients who went on to require treatment for post-endarterectomy hypertension (PEH). The second paper examines the influence of intra-operative patient, transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound, and anaesthetic variables on the incidence of PEH. METHODS: In total, 106 patients underwent carotid endarterectomy (CEA) under general anaesthesia...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915826/acupuncture-lowering-blood-pressure-for-secondary-prevention-of-stroke-a-study-protocol-for-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yu-Zheng Du, Xin-Xin Gao, Cheng-Ting Wang, Hai-Zhen Zheng, Yun Lei, Meng-Han Wu, Xue-Min Shi, Hai-Peng Ban, Wen-Long Gu, Xiang-Gang Meng, Mao-Ti Wei, Chun-Xiao Hu
BACKGROUND: Stroke is the prime cause of morbidity and mortality in the general population, and hypertension will increase the recurrence and mortality of stroke. We report a protocol of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial (RCT) using blood pressure (BP)-lowering acupuncture add-on treatment to treat patients with hypertension and stroke. METHODS: This is a large-scale, multicenter, subject-, assessor- and analyst-blinded, pragmatic RCT. A total of 480 patients with hypertension and ischemic stroke will be randomly assigned to two groups: an experimental group and a control group...
September 15, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901969/disorders-of-consciousness-after-severe-brain-injury-therapeutic-options
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Caroline Schnakers, Martin M Monti
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Very few options exist for patients who survive severe traumatic brain injury but fail to fully recover and develop a disorder of consciousness (e.g. vegetative state, minimally conscious state). RECENT FINDINGS: Among pharmacological approaches, Amantadine has shown the ability to accelerate functional recovery. Although with very low frequency, Zolpidem has shown the ability to improve the level of consciousness transiently and, possibly, also in a sustained fashion...
September 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899572/hypoglossal-nerve-palsy-in-the-course-of-dissection-of-the-internal-carotid-arteries-case-reports
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Magdalena Torbus-Paluszczak, Sebastian Mucha, Maciej Wawrzyńczyk, Krystyna Pierzchała, Wojciech Bartman, Monika Adamczyk-Sowa
Internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) has become an increasingly recognized cause of cerebrovascular accidents in young and middle-aged patients. We report 2 cases of hypoglossal nerve palsy in the course of dissection of the internal carotid arteries. The first patient was admitted to the Department of Neurology due to swallowing difficulty, speech articulation disorders and numbness of the right half of the tongue for 4 weeks. Extracranial vessel ultrasound (US) and transcranial colour Doppler (TCD) visualized thrombus causing occlusion of the right internal carotid artery (RICA)...
August 30, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880166/catheter-hydrophone-aberration-correction-for-transcranial-histotripsy-treatment-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-ich-proof-of-concept
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Tyler Gerhardson, Jonathan R Sukovich, Aditya S Pandey, Timothy L Hall, Charles A Cain, Zhen Xu
Histotripsy is a minimally invasive ultrasound therapy that has shown rapid liquefaction of blood clots through human skullcaps in an in-vitro intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) model. However, the efficiency of these treatments can be compromised if the skull induced aberrations are uncorrected. We have developed a catheter hydrophone which can perform aberration correction and drain the liquefied clot following histotripsy treatment. Histotripsy pulses were delivered through an excised human skullcap using a 256-element, 500 kHz hemisphere array transducer with a 15 cm focal distance...
August 31, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877097/application-of-transcranial-color-doppler-ultrasonography-for-assessing-middle-cerebral-arteries-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Qiuyue Chen, Shilin Li, Guorong Lv, Yanchun Zhao
To assess the role of ultrasonography for assessing middle cerebral arteries (MCAs) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Middle cerebral arteries of 32 RA patients and 32 healthy volunteers were examined by ultrasonography. Peak systolic blood flow velocity (PSV), end-diastolic velocity, and resistance index (RI) of MCA were measured using Doppler ultrasound. Results were expressed as mean ± SD. No significant difference in peak systolic velocity was obtained between RA patients (52.44 ± 19.56 cm/s) and healthy volunteers (51...
September 4, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870587/the-value-of-midbrain-morphology-in-predicting-prognosis-in-chronic-disorders-of-consciousness-a-preliminary-ultrasound-study
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Antonino Chillura, Antonino Naro, Katia Micchia, Alessia Bramanti, Placido Bramanti, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò
Transcranial sonography (TCS) of the brainstem is currently used to support the clinical diagnosis of movement disorders. The aim of the study was to assess the usefulness of midbrain TCS in assessing outcome in patients with Chronic Disorders of Consciousness (DOC). Eleven patients with Minimally Conscious State (MCS) and Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome (UWS) were included in the study. We measured the area and echogenicity of the midbrain by encoding and digitally analyzing the corresponding images from the orbitomeatal plane, the morphology of brain parenchyma from the thalamic and cella media plane, and the intracranial circulation...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864135/reliability-of-right-to-left-shunt-screening-in-the-prevention-of-scuba-diving-related-decompression-sickness
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Emmanuel Gempp, Marianne Lyard, Pierre Louge
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between right-to-left shunt (RLS) and the clinical features of decompression sickness (DCS) in scuba divers and to determine the potential benefit for screening this anatomical predisposition in primary prevention. METHODS: 634 injured divers treated in a single referral hyperbaric facility for different types of DCS were retrospectively compared to 259 healthy divers. All subjects had a RLS screening by contrast Transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound according to a standardized method...
August 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860105/ascertaining-the-value-of-noninvasive-measures-obtained-using-color-duplex-ultrasound-and-central-aortic-pressure-monitoring-during-the-management-of-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformation-resection-protocol-for-a-prospective-case-control-pilot-study
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Kathryn J Busch, Hosen Kiat
BACKGROUND: Dramatic hemodynamic changes occur upon removal of an arteriovenous malformation of the brain (bAVM) with a number of potentially serious perioperative complications, such as intracranial hemorrhage and venous occlusive hypertensive syndrome. As these complications largely occur in the postoperative inpatient period, a rapid, repeatable noninvasive investigation to serially monitor relevant intracranial hemodynamics may be of benefit. Though, transcranial Doppler (TCD) and transcranial color duplex (TCCD) are techniques used and available to provide hemodynamic measurements postoperatively, the time course of hemodynamic sequences following bAVM resection remains uncertain...
August 31, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858781/epidermal-electrode-technology-for-detecting-ultrasonic-perturbation-of-sensory-brain-activity
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Stanley Huang, Jonathan A N Fisher, Meijun Ye, Yun-Soung Kim, Rui Ma, Marjan Nabili, Victor Krauthamer, Matthew R Myers, Todd P Coleman, Cristin G Welle
OBJECTIVE: We aim to demonstrate the in vivo capability of a wearable sensor technology to detect localized perturbations of sensory-evoked brain activity. METHODS: Cortical somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) were recorded in mice via wearable, flexible epidermal electrode arrays. We then utilized the sensors to explore the effects of transcranial focused ultrasound, which noninvasively induced neural perturbation. SSEPs recorded with flexible epidermal sensors were quantified and benchmarked against those recorded with invasive epidural electrodes...
August 29, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817495/nursing-management-of-the-patient-undergoing-focused-ultrasound-a-new-treatment-option-for-essential-tremor
#13
Katherine Dale Shaw, Amy Sue Johnston, Shelly Rush-Evans, Susan Prather, Kathy Maynard
Essential tremor (ET) is among the most common neurological movement disorders that causes postural or action tremors, with an estimated prevalence nationwide of less than 3% of the population. The incidence of ET increases with age but often affects younger adults and has a familial trait association. Depending on disease progression, ET can cause significant limitations for individuals, in many cases, significantly limiting their ability to perform activities of daily living and occupational responsibilities...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816916/developmental-screening-in-pediatric-sickle-cell-disease-disease-related-risk-and-screening-outcomes-in-4-year-olds
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Jeffrey Schatz, Alyssa Schlenz, Laura Reinman, Kelsey Smith, Carla W Roberts
OBJECTIVE: Studies of early child development in sickle cell disease (SCD) have found modest associations between disease-related risks and developmental status in infants and toddlers, but such associations are evident by early elementary school. We screened 4-year-old children with SCD using 2 screening strategies to assess if biomedical risk factors for neurologic disease are related to developmental screening outcomes at this intermediate age. METHODS: Seventy-seven 4-year-old children with SCD (M = 4...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816660/erratum-to-a-200-1380-khz-quadrifrequency-focused-ultrasound-transducer-for-neurostimulation-in-rodents-and-primates-transcranial-in-vitro-calibration-and-numerical-study-of-the-influence-of-skull-cavity
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Charlotte Constans, Thomas Deffieux, Pierre Pouget, Mickael Tanter, Jean-Francois Aubry
In the above paper [1], one maximum pressure listed in Table I, page 719, should be corrected. This error occurred when reporting the maximum pressure estimated in the rat brain at 1380 kHz (line 4, last column). The right value (7 MPa) does not change the discussion, and is in line with the 83% estimated pressure gain that was initially reported in rat brain (line 7, last column). Here we provide the correct table.
September 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803507/what-box-a-task-for-assessing-language-lateralization-in-young-children
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Nicholas A Badcock, Rachael Spooner, Jessica Hofmann, Atlanta Flitton, Scott Elliott, Lisa Kurylowicz, Louise M Lavrencic, Heather M Payne, Georgina K Holt, Anneka Holden, Owen F Churches, Mark J Kohler, Hannah A D Keage
The assessment of active language lateralization in infants and toddlers is challenging. It requires an imaging tool that is unintimidating, quick to setup, and robust to movement, in addition to an engaging and cognitively simple language processing task. Functional Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound (fTCD) offers a suitable technique and here we report on a suitable method to elicit active language production in young children. The 34-second "What Box" trial presents an animated face "searching" for an object...
August 13, 2017: Laterality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789857/transcranial-ultrasonic-stimulation-modulates-single-neuron-discharge-in-macaques-performing-an-antisaccade-task
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Nicolas Wattiez, Charlotte Constans, Thomas Deffieux, Pierre M Daye, Mickael Tanter, Jean-François Aubry, Pierre Pouget
BACKGROUND: Low intensity transcranial ultrasonic stimulation (TUS) has been demonstrated to non-invasively and transiently stimulate the nervous system. Although US neuromodulation has appeared robust in rodent studies, the effects of US in large mammals and humans have been modest at best. In addition, there is a lack of direct recordings from the stimulated neurons in response to US. Our study investigates the magnitude of the US effects on neuronal discharge in awake behaving monkeys and thus fills the void on both fronts...
July 26, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783716/a-viscoelastic-model-for-the-prediction-of-transcranial-ultrasound-propagation-application-for-the-estimation-of-shear-acoustic-properties-in-the-human-skull
#18
Samuel Pichardo, Carlos Moreno-Hernández, Robert Andrew Drainville, Vivian Sin, Laura Curiel, Kullervo Hynynen
A better understanding of ultrasound transmission through the human skull is fundamental to develop optimal imaging and therapeutic applications. In this study, we present global attenuation values and functions that correlate apparent density calculated from computed tomography scans to shear speed of sound. For this purpose, we used a model for sound propagation based on the viscoelastic wave equation (VWE) assuming isotropic conditions. The model was validated using a series of measurements with plates of different plastic materials and angles of incidence of 0°, 15° and 50°...
August 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777075/numerical-evaluation-of-the-skull-for-human-neuromodulation-with-transcranial-focused-ultrasound
#19
Jerel K Mueller, Leo Ai, Priya Bansal, Wynn Legon
OBJECTIVE: Transcranial focused ultrasound is an emerging field for human non-invasive neuromodulation, but its dosing in humans is difficult to know due to the skull. The objective of the present study was to establish modeling methods based on medical images to assess skull differences between individuals on the wave propagation of ultrasound. APPROACH: Computational models of transcranial focused ultrasound were constructed using CT and MR scans to solve for intracranial pressure...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766896/novel-cranial-implants-of-yttria-stabilized-zirconia-as-acoustic-windows-for-ultrasonic-brain-therapy
#20
Mario I Gutierrez, Elias H Penilla, Lorenzo Leija, Arturo Vera, Javier E Garay, Guillermo Aguilar
Therapeutic ultrasound can induce changes in tissues by means of thermal and nonthermal effects. It is proposed for treatment of some brain pathologies such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's diseases, and cancer. However, cranium highly absorbs ultrasound reducing transmission efficiency. There are clinical applications of transcranial focused ultrasound and implantable ultrasound transducers proposed to address this problem. In this paper, biocompatible materials are proposed for replacing part of the cranium (cranial implants) based on low porosity polycrystalline 8 mol% yttria-stabilized-zirconia (8YSZ) ceramics as acoustic windows for brain therapy...
August 2, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
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